By: William O’ Toole
Wicklow man David Dickenson gained much-needed points after a double podium finish in rounds seven and eight of the Michelin Clio Cup Race Series at Brands Hatch over the weekend.
The Wicklow man finished out of the points at Donington Park last time out but two solid drives saw him keep in touch with championship leader Mike Robinson.
In the opening race on Saturday, Dickenson secured a third-place finish after taking advantage of errors from father and son team-mates Jeff and Brett Smith.
On Sunday, he lined up on the front row of the grid. He put serious pressure on championship leader Robinson but overtaking opportunities proved to be at a premium and Dickenson had to settle for second place, with just 1.1 seconds separating the pair when they took the took the chequered flag.
The next rounds of the championship takes place at Snetterton on the 30th/31st August.